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1  The Book Hunter
 PoggioBracciolineA book hunter.
 John XXIII The Pope.
 BaldassareCossaJohn's XXIII successor.
 George Poggio's colleague.
2  The Moment Of Discovery
 Petrarch A poet.
 Cicero A Roman statesman.
 Propertius A poet.
 Quintilian A Roman rhetorian.
 Virgil An ancient Roman poet.
 Ovid A Roman poet.
 CorneliusSerenusA Roman epic poet.
 SaleiusBassusA Roman poet.
 GaiusRabiriusA Roman senator.
 AlbinovanusPedoA Roman poet.
 MarcusFurius BibaculusA Roman poet.
 LuciusAcciusA Roman poet.
 MarcusPacuviusAn ancient Roman tragic poet.
 Lucretius A Roman poet and philosopher.
 Columbanus An Irish missionary.
 JohannGutenbergA German inventor.
 UldusManutiusA publisher.
 Bartolomede AragazziPoggio's companion.
 FlaviusVegetius RenatusA writer of the later Roman Empire.
 PompiusFestusA Roman grammarian.
 Seneca A Roman philosopher.
 Johannvon MerlauA ruler.
 RabanusMaurusA prolific author of Biblical commentaries.
 Alcuin A poet.
 Tertullian A prolific Christian author.
 SilicusItalicusA Latin epic poet.
 Caligula Roman Emperor.
 Nero The last emperor of Julia-Claudian dynasty.
 Domitian Roman Emperor.
 Pliny An author; a lawyer.
 Manillus A Roman poet.
 Augustus A Roman statesman.
 Tiberius Roman Emperor.
 Homer An author.
 AmmianusMarcellinusA Roman soldier and historian.
3  In Seach of Lucretius
 Quintus A Stoic philosopher.
 GaiusMemmiusA Roman orator and poet.
 Jerome A priest.
 Tennyson A British poet.
 Roque Joaquinde AlcubierreA Spanish army engineer.
 Father AntonioPiaggioA conservator from the Vatican.
 Philodemus A Greek philosopher and poet.
 Sophocles A Greek tragedians.
 Eratosthenes A scientist.
 AemiliusPaulusA two-time consul of the Roman Republic.
 King Perseus The King of Macedon.
 Alexander III Known as Alexander the Great- the King of ancient Greek.
 Philip II Alexander the Great's father.
 Tyrannion A grammarian.
 SerenusSammonicusA physician.
 AsiniusPollioVirgil's friend.
 JuliusCeasarA Roman consul.
 Pompey A military leader.
 MarkAntonyA Roman politician.
 Brutus A politician.
 Plato A philosopher.
 Aristotle A Greek philosopher.
 Epicurus A philosopher.
 Vitruvius An ancient writer and an architect.
 Tacitus A historian of the Roman Empire.
 TommasoStaraciA musical artist.
 KnutKleveA Norweigian papyrologist.
 LucriusCalpurnius PisoA powerful politician.
 Descartes A French philosopher.
 Spinoza A Dutch philosopher.
 GaiusCottaA Roman statesman and orator.
 GaiusVilleiusA member of the senate.
 GustaveFlaubeitA French novelist.
 MarcusAurelliusA Roman Emperor.
 Leucippus A Greek philosopher.
 Democritus A Greek philosopher.
 BenJonsonAn English playwright.
4  The Teeth Of Time
 Chrysippus A Greek Stoic philosopher.
 DiogenesLaertiusA biographer of the Greek philosopher.
 RobertHookeA scientist.
 Horace A Roman poet.
 Atticus Cicerus's friend.
 Archimedes Discovered pi.
 Galen Greek physician.
 PtolomeyPhiladelphusAn Alexandrian ruler.
 Zenodotus A Greek grammarian.
 Bryaxis A Greek sculptor.
 Theophilus An spiritual leader of the Christian Community.
 Palladas A pagan poet.
 Cyril Theophilus's nephew.
 Orestes Alexandrian governor.
 Hypatia A philosopher.
 RomulusAugustulusThe last Roman Emperor.
 Plautus A Roman playwright.
 Lactantius A Christian author.
 Constantine The first Christian Roman Emperor.
 PeterDamianA reforming Benedictine monk.
 Catherinevon GebersweilerA Dominican nun.
 HenrySusoA man who carved the name of Jesus on his chest.
 Elsbeth A nun.
5  Birth And Rebirth
 Ghiberti An Italian artist.
 LeonBattista AlbertiAn Italian author, artist, architect.
 Michelozzi An Italian architect.
 TomasoMorroniA writer.
 Guccio Poggio's father.
 LapoMazzeiA notary.
 MichaelleFruttiPoggio's maternal grandmother.
 Jacoba Guccio's wife.
 Luccarus Farm owner.
 GiovanniRucellaiA merchant.
 Francescodi Marco DatiniAn Italian merchant.
 Averroes A philosopher.
 GiovanniBoccaccioAn Italian writer.
 ColuccioSalutateAn Italian humanist.
 GiovanniMalpaghinoPetrarch's personal secretary.
 Cassiodorus A Roman statesman.
 LeonardoBruniAn Italian historian.
 ManuelChrysolarasA pioneer in the introduction of Greek literature.
 NiccoloNiccoliAn Italian critic.
 Guicciardini An Italian historian.
 SamBernardinoA preacher.
 Vespaciano Niccoli's biographer.
6  In The Lie Factory
 Boniface IX Head of the Catholic Church.
 LapoCastiglionchioPetrarch's friend.
 Shakespeare An English poet.
 Rabelais A French writer.
 Cervantes A Spanish writer.
 FrancescoFilelfoAn Italian humanist.
 Machiavelli An Italian diplomat.
 GeorgeTrebizondA Greek philosopher.
 John A.SymondsAn English poet.
 LorenzoVallaAn Italian humanist.
 Alliatti Poggio's friend.
 MartinLutherA German professor of Theology.
 Nicholas V A humanist pope.
 Bartolomeode MontepulcianoPoggio's close friend.
 JuliusFrontinusA Roman civil engineer.
 Visconti An Italian theater director.
 Sigismund King of Hungary.
7  A Pit To Catch Foxes
 Lucullus A politician.
 Ladislas King of Naples.
 UlrichRichentalA chronicler of the council of Constance.
 Pier PaoloVergerioAn Italian protestant reformer.
 ConcioRusticiA Roman humanist.
 Zominoda PistoiaAn Italian humanist.
 Benedettoda PiglioA humanist.
 BiagioGuasconiA humanist.
 FrancescoZabaA humanist.
 AlamanoAdimariA humanist.
 Brandada CastiglioneAn Italian humanist.
 Milan B.della CapraAn archbishop.
 FrancescoPizzolpassoMilan Bartolomeo's successor.
 JanHusA Czech's priest.
 JohnWyeliffeAn English philosopher.
 AngeloRoncalliA Freemason.
 LeonardoAretinoAn Italian scholar.
 Guarino An architect.
 Donatello An Italian sculptor.
 FrancescoBarbaroPoggio's friend.
8  The Way Things Are
 Galileo An astronomer.
 GeorgeSantayanaA philosopher.
 W.B. YeatsAn Irish poet.
 JohnDrydenA poet.
 Botticellis An Italian painter.
9  The Return
 Michelangelo An Italian sculptor and artist.
 IsaacVossA Dutch scholar.
 CardinalZabarellaCossa's principal allies.
 HenryBeaufortBishop of Winchester.
 NoniusMarcellusA Roman grammarian.
 AsconiusPedianusA historian.
 Lorenzode MediceAn Italian statesman.
 NiccoloAlbergateAn Italian diplomat.
 GuillanoCesariniA Cardinal.
 LucialPanneliPoggio's mistress.
 PopeEugenius IVMartin's V successor.
 Vaggia de GinoBuondelmontePoggio's wife.
 Pietro Paulo Poggio's eldest son.
 Giovanni One of Poggio's son.
 Jacopo One of Poggio's son.
 GiovanniFrancescoOne of Poggio's son.
 Filippo Poggio's youngest son.
 Lucretia Poggio's daughter.
 Tommasode SarzanaA scientist.
 CarloMarsuppiniThe chancellor of Florence.
 Cosimode MediciOne of the interlocutors.
 AntonioPollaioloAn Italian painter.
 FilippoBrunelleschiAn Italian architect.
 LorenzoGhibertiAn Italian artist.
 Fra AngelicoAn Italian painter.
 PaoloUcelloAn Italian painter.
 Lucadella RobbiaAn Italian sculptor.
 Masaccio An artist.
 FilippoLippiAn Italian painter.
 Pierrodella FrancescaAn Italian painter.
10  Swerves
 GirolamoSavonarolaA Dominican monk.
 MarsilioFilicinoAn Italian scholar and a Catholic priest.
 AntonioRaudenseA friar.
 AldusManutiusA publisher.
 FilippoGiuntiA publisher.
 Pier CandidoDecembrioAn Italian humanist.
 Michele T.MarulloA Greek scholar and poet.
 CesareBorgiaA nobleman.
 MarcelloCerviniHead of the Catholic church.
 MicheleGhislieriA commissary general.
 ThomasMoreErasmus's friend.
 Holinshed A chronicler.
 AmerigoVespucciAn Italian explorer.
 GiordanoBrunoAn American monk.
 Vasta Albenzio Savolino's wife.
 GarciaLopezA tailor.
 Copernicus An astronomer.
 ThomasHarriotConstructed the largest telescope in England.
11  Afterlives
 JohnFlorioBruno's friend.
 Montaigne A philosopher.
 PaulQuarrieThe librarian of Eton College.
 Franciscode QuevedoA Spanish poet.
 RodrigoCaroA writer.
 ThomasAquinasAn Italian priest.
 Urban VIII The new Pope.
 Pietro RedondiAn Italian scholar.
 PierreGassendiA priest.
 Moliere A French playwright.
 Michel de MarollesA prose translator.
 AlessandroMarchettiA mathematician.
 JohnEvelynA diarist.
 ThomasCreechA young Oxford educated scholar.
 LucyHutchinsonColonel John Hutchinson's wife.
 ArthurAnnesleyThe first Earl of Anglesey.
 EdmundSpencerEnglish poet.
 FrancisBaconAn English philosopher and statesman.
 ThomasHobbesAn English philosopher.
 IsaacNewtonAn English mathematician.
 Voltaire A French writer.
 Diderot A French philosopher.
 Hume An Scottish philosopher.
 CharlesDarwinAn English naturalist.
 AlbertEinsteinA theoretical physicist.
 ThomasJeffersonThe third President of the United States.
 JohnAdamsThe second President of the United States.
 
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